Daily brief (6/27): Top picks from the Springfield media

The heat streak continues today, with few clouds and a high of 98.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Thursday through Saturday as temperatures are expected to hit the 100-degree mark for the next couple of days.

No rain is expected for the next week, so conditions will remain extremely dry.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Salmonella outbreak linked to Springfield hatchery. So far, 66 people in 20 states have become sickened by salmonella, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the outbreak to Estes Hatchery, a mail-order company in Springfield. (Other coverage: KY3News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: School board split over using reserves. The Springfield School Board split Tuesday over using $900,000 in reserves to ease cuts to low-income students. It approved the 2012-13 budget — with cuts intact — by a 4-2 vote. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: USDA lends $500,000 to OTC. Ozarks Technical Community College has secured a $500,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program to help fund additional classrooms for students in Lebanon. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
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